Botched C-Section: Central Hospital refutes Sangjukta’s allegations
The Central Hospital authorities yesterday denied the allegations brought by physician Sangjukta Saha who claimed the hospital admitted pregnant Mahbuba Rahman Akhi in her absence and received a commission from her for every childbirth.
In a press release regarding the death of Akhi and her baby, they claimed that Sangjukta had a group of on-call doctors who she used to assign on a roster to take care of her patients.
On June 18, Akhi died seven days after the death of her newborn following the alleged botched C-section on June 10 at the Central Hospital. After the tragic incident, Sangjukta and the hospital authorities traded blames.
In yesterday's press release, the hospital authorities said Shahzadi, one of Sangjukta's on-call doctors, was at the hospital until 11:00pm as instructed by Sangjukta, though Shahzadi did not have duty on that night at the hospital.
Doctor Muna who received Akhi at the hospital was quoted in the statement that she heard Sangjukta telling Shahzadi to take care of a patient coming from Cumilla. When the patient arrived, Shahzadi instructed others to conduct Cardiotocography (CTG), the statement said.
After discussing it with the family, Shahzadi went for a normal delivery. As the patient's condition started deteriorating, she was taken into the operating theatre for a C-section conducted by Shahzadi.
On July 10, the patient was taken to the CCU of LabAid Hospital where she died after eight days.
Denying the allegation that the hospital had her admitted assuring the availability of Sangjukta, the release said Akhi's husband did not contact any staffer of the hospital. They contacted Jeny, assistant physician, and Md Zamir, personal assistant to Sangjukta, before they headed for Central Hospital from Cumilla.
In response to the allegation of getting a cut of Tk 70,000 from each delivery done by Sangjukta, the press release said there is no such deal between her and the hospital and each patient's bill mentions the breakdown.